Talking Points: @PEACE ‘@peace’ with S.F.T

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: March 2018 Guest reviewer: S.F.T Featured release: @peace ‘@peace’ Released: 2012 https://at-peace.bandcamp.com/ Featured track #1: HOME Featured track #2: DISFUNKTIONAL Featured track #3: @PEACE S.F.T: 9-5ers/The Midnight Trips beatmaker/producer with a unique...

CHOICEVAUGHAN ‘Deez (Right Here)’

Auckland producer choicevaughan is next up in the Low Key Source ‘The Headnod Factor’ producer series, with his EP titled Deadlines. Flipping, looping and chopping samples old and new, Deadlines is a collection of instrumental sketches made as a coping mechanism to get through the tail end of a long term, long distance...

DBL DBL ‘Gold Series’

‘Gold Series’ is the latest single for DBL DBL, aka Liam Dargaville who along with Meer is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? What we’ve always liked about Heavy/Cool Tan/dbldbl/Meer etc, is that they represent a community which is...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Black Crow’

Good things take time. Not only is that true in the case of New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker, who we haven’t heard from since the single “Addict” a year ago, but also of the music that Baker returns with, the soul-fuelled, introspective groover that snaps and bumps with...

KODY NIELSON ‘Azure’s Birthday’

Kody Nielson is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing. He’s explored cybernetic pop as Silicon, collaborated with partner Bic Runga on psychedelic guitar group Opossum, worked with brother Ruban Nielson on Unknown Mortal Orchestra and of course blew...

ESTÈRE ‘Nomads’

‘Nomads’ is the last single before the Estère releases her double album My Design, On Others’ Lives, which is due out Friday 27th April. This new track is Estère’s personal study of forced mass movement in both a story of pain, beauty and resurrection. “Nomads is about exploring identity and where...

Talking Points: NESIAN MYSTIK ‘Polysaturated’ with SPYCC

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: March 2018 Guest reviewer: Spycc (SWIDT) Featured release: NESIAN MYSTIK ‘Polysaturated’ Released: 2002 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/polysaturated/331555949 Featured track #1: IT’S ON Featured track #2: BROTHAZ Featured track #3: SOUL RELEASE feat Tyna Keelan SPYCC:...

GROENI ‘Teething’

Created at the footstep of Mount Victoria, Groeni wanted to challenge themselves compositionally and sonically with their latest release  ‘Nihx’. The album explores the characteristics of points of conflict between opposing forces. As in the past, and as with many electronic outfits, the music had been written ‘in the box’,...

JESS B ‘Ride Out (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

Sony Music New Zealand is proud to partner with Auckland-based rapper JessB for the release of her highly anticipated debut EP Bloom. The EP features a number of collaborations, with features from Melodownz, Rubi Du and Phodiso, while renowned producer P-Money has a hand in producing, mixing and engineering...

JORDAN RAKEI ‘Eye To Eye (DAN KYE remix)’

Riding the waves of support and plaudits for his sophomore album Wallflower (Ninja Tune), Jordan Rakei is looking forward to a busy and fruitful 2018. His latest single ‘Eye To Eye’ includes a soul-infused dancefloor edit produced under his Dan Kye alias (Rhythm Section). Jordan Rakei is a New Zealand...

BROMELAIN / MANZANZA ‘Nocturnes (Dub mix)’

‘Noctures’ is the collaboration between producer Bromelain (Nick Hyder) and African musician Sam Manzanza (father of Myele Manzanza). The release features 3 alternate mixes of the same tune, all with their own distinct flavour: the club friendly ‘Tech Mix’, the livelier percussive ‘Afrobeat mix’, and the deeper Rhythm...

WILTON ‘Looks Like Sin’

Wilton is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Christchurch, and also the host of ‘The Get Down’ on RDU 98.5FM. Wilton‘s Debut EP Andromeda is the culmination of 3 years of toiling in the studio. Countless hours have gone into a plethora of projects, and the result is this...

Talking Points: SURLY ‘Trip To Warsaw EP’ with Martyn Pepperell

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2018 Guest reviewer: Martyn Pepperell Featured release: SURLY ‘Trip To Warsaw EP’ Released: 2017 https://polishjuke.bandcamp.com/album/trip-to-warsaw-ep Featured track #1: 4Q 510-511 Featured track #2: THIRTEEN Featured track #3: TRAIN TO LODZ...

RESIN ONE vs ORPHAN ‘Body Soakin’

Produced over the last 2 years in the studio Resin One & Orphan are ready to release their 13 track feature length album The Art Of Kai Zen. “..Kai Zen loosely translates to continued self improvement, a modern Japanese business model, the quest for one to always be better...